G.I. Joe [Barbacue; Duke; Dusty; Lt. Falcon; Lifeline; Mainframe; Muskrat; Outback; Psyche-Out; Roadblock; Scarlett; Snake-Eyes; Stalker; Tollbooth; Tripwire; Tunnel Rat]; Cobra [Cobra Commander; Python Vipers; Vipers]; Blue Ninja; Darklon; Pale Peony; Dreadnoks [Road Pig; Zarana; Zartan]; Iron Grenadiers; Destro; Baroness
Cobra engineers Darklon's escape from the Pit, not realizing G.I. Joe allowed it to happen; Muskrat, Ambush & Outback are used as pawns, driving the Hammer into the desert while Darklon hides beneath it. Meanwhile, Pale Peony links up with the Dreadnoks to locate the Krytron and break away permanently from Cobra.